are 350, 000 estimated Maasai people living in Kenya. An estimated
5,000 Maasais are living in Merrueshi location (Electoral Commission
of Kenya, 2005). The Maasai are one of the last semi-nomadic
and pastoral people remaining in East Africa.
the Maasai have managed to preserve most of their traditions
and culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, they are
currently faced with great challenges, such as droughts and
health problems. As with other rural communities in Africa the
Maasai people are not spared from common diseases and illnesses
such as respiratory infections, malaria, typhoid fever and serious
diseases including HIV/Aids and TB. Malnutrition among children
has also become common due to food shortage and unbalanced diet.
the absent of Merrueshi Village clinic villagers from Merrueshi
and neighboring communities had to travel as far as 50 Kilometers
away to see a nurse or doctor. The distance is cost prohibitive. As
a result many residents were unable to receive medical care
at all, or early enough for effective treatment. According to
The World Health Organization, there is on average in Kenya
one doctor per 10,150 people. Merrueshi Village Clinic started
to deliver medical services to Merrueshi villagers without bringing
a religious or political agenda. No patient is turned away.
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donate $25 and help us immunize Maasai children
against measles, polio, TB, and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
Village Clinic is sponsored by Maasai Association
- a community-based non-profit organization 501 (c)(3)
and NGO based in Bellevue, WA and Kajiado Central District
of Kenya. The organization’s humanitarian and
relief work is aimed at building schools, water systems,
providing academic scholarship to disadvantaged children,
and supporting sustainable economic development projects
in the Maasai region
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